Dogs and All About Them

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Author: Robert Leighton
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 123,770 / 364 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.2
LoC Category: SF
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,044
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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Origin: gutenberg.org

Contains practical details on their breeding, management, the treatment of their common ailments, etc.

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disparity is no greater than that between the Shire horse and the Shetland pony, the Shorthorn and the Kerry cattle, or the Patagonian and the Pygmy; and all dog breeders know how easy it is to produce a variety in type and size by studied selection.

In order properly to understand this question it is necessary first to consider the identity of structure in the wolf and the dog. This identity of structure may best be studied in a comparison of the osseous system, or skeletons, of the two animals, which so closely resemble each other that their transposition would not easily be detected.

The spine of the dog consists of seven vertebrae in the neck, thirteen in the back, seven in the loins, three sacral vertebrae, and twenty to twenty-two in the tail. In both the dog and the wolf there are thirteen pairs of ribs, nine true and four false. Each has forty-two teeth. They both have five front and four hind toes, while outwardly the common wolf has so much the appearance of a large, bare-boned dog, that a pop

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.07.19
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****.

This book written by Robert Leighton (1859-1934) was first published in 1910. The book contains a general history of dogs and practical information on breeding, management, some common ailments of the dogs and their treatment. The emphasis of the book however is on breeds of dogs and their history. Over 50 different breeds are discribed in this book. The information given is at some points dated. For example: the colours considered to be correct for poodles are given in this book as: black, white, brown and blue. The colours that are considered correct today are: black, white , brown, grey, and apricot.

This 'Dogs and All about Them' is a nice and very readable book that gives interesting information on the history of dogbreeds, but the information it gives is dated. This book is more of a history book than a practical guide on dogs today. I do recommend this book to doglovers! The printed editions have pictures, but the eBook versions don't.


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